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Photo album: April snow downtown

Northfield, S. Hwy 3, April 28, 2012Downtown Northfield, April 23, 2013
Last year at about this time of April, I wrote in a blog post “I noticed yesterday that dozens of new trees had been planted along South Highway 3…” and included 4 photos like the one on the left above. This morning we woke up to 6 inches of wet cement. It’s been one of the coldest and snowiest Aprils on record. Good thing we’re tough.

See the large slideshow of my album of 20 photos (recommended) or SLOW CLICK this small slideshow:

Finally: snow and cold

Robbie Wigley with Laylapoodle
It’s been long time (two years?) since we’ve had significant snow here in Northfield. Today’s 8+ inches of heavy wet snow was only half the amount that some places got around the Metro area but good enough to make things spectacularly pretty, including these two, Robbie and Layla. 

The wet snow stuck to Layla’s underbelly and legs, making her look like a toy poodle, which was worrisome to me. One never knows when the Rotary might hold another Poodle Shoot fundraiser.

Photo redux: blizzard, Dec. 11, 2010

While digging through my photo archives to create the new winter-oriented photo banners now at the top of Logro, I browsed through my photo album of the blizzard one year ago today, which I blogged about here.

We received about a foot and half of snow that weekend.  I remember thinking as I was about to cross the open field in the Upper Arb in near-whiteout conditions, Should I do this?  It would be more than a little ironic if I ended up like my grandfather. (He froze to death during the Armistice Day Blizzard of 1940.) I decided that near-whiteout wasn’t the same as complete-whiteout.  I loved it.

See the large slideshow (recommended) or slow click this small slideshow:

Downtown Northfield is now tuned up for this week’s Winter Walk. Do you like the white lighting?

Downtown Northfield at night, December 2011 Downtown Northfield at night, December 2011 Downtown Northfield at night, December 2011
Downtown Northfield is looking festive this morning with the 4+ inches of snow yesterday, just in time for the 13th Annual Winter Walk (PDF schedule) coming up on Thursday eve. I took these photos just before 6 am.

Downtown Northfield at night, December 2011 Downtown Northfield at night, December 2011 Downtown Northfield at night, December 2011

Downtown Northfield at night, December 2011 Downtown Northfield at night, December 2011 Downtown Northfield at night, December 2011

Update 12/13: I’ve added the phrase “Do you like the white lighting?” to the blog post title because of the comment thread.